Hannah Sitzer

Dekotora ("Decoration Trucks") — Inspiring More Family Visits

They’re dekotora (“decoration trucks”) and they are “driving” me crazy with ideas. I don’t know what I will be making but it is going to be really shiny. Maybe I’m just getting inspired to go to Japan and see them in the flesh so to speak… The more photos I find, the more I...

Levis Creates WaterLess Jeans

We finished building it and hand painting the logo on it last night, it is an amazing 18′ tall gorgeous piece of work. I applaud the efforts of Levis, way to go.Now, we sleep. In an effort to promote water conservation, Levi’s has decided to go a different route with their denim finishing process....

The Perfect Tree – Inspired by Recycling

Every year I get so upset about the dead trees mid January lining the sidwalks in body bags. I decided to start a little side company, partly because I needed an inspiring side project and partly to do something helpful and beautiful. I came up with a gilt free (I am Jew-ish) alternative, and...

Vintage Paint by Numbers

The big project of the season for me has been the production and distribution of a life sized paint-by-numbers forest for each window in the Levi stores. The inspiration was vintage paint by numbers artwork. We printed the artwork on a vinyl covered “masonite” and CNC cut each shape, multiple-sized trees, snowmen, and bears....

Inspired by Saul Bass

I saw these amazing posters by Hexagonall and thought of you, Saul. In a world of over-photoshopped imagery, these came as a breath of fresh air.

Inspired by the Quilts of Gee's Bend

I recently finished one of the most personally fulfilling projects that I have ever worked on. I was asked to make 65 American flags at 4′ x 6′ out of recycled Levi’s jeans, one for every store. The project was inspired by the quilts of Gee’s Bend and I took it on with so...

Just the Tip: More Pictures of Dalton Ghetti's Work

[Ed. note: Steven Heller also discusses the work of Dalton Ghetti in today's Daily Heller. What are the odds two Imprint contributors would write about the same guy on the same day?] I usually have the attention span of a gnat … which is why I have been drawn to this artist. I would...

120 Blind Mice

I was recently asked to make 120 felt mice to sprinkle in the Levi’s windows. Of course, I have never felted, so I knew this would be a good one. It was more challenging than inspiring, but both have a very similar/positive result. I had never really given felt much thought, so I bought...

Inspired by TeePees

The perfect design A while back I stayed in a teepee while on vacation and it was the best sleep I have ever had. I could have just been really tired which would not be crazy but I like to believe it was the sleeping vessel. I was thrilled when an upcoming project was...